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Thread: Acetone vs. WD40

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    Quote Originally Posted by RRLOVER View Post
    Acetone and wd40 will leave a residue. I use acetone first then denatured alcohol to clean my stuff.
    I really doubt the residue is from the acetone. My guess would be it's stuff that hasn't been removed with the first cleaning.

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    Follow WD40 with alcohol (the good stuff) and you'll be OK to glue.

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    I tried acetone, used it for a while, found on bright finishes it left streaks, ie: residue. I have been useing methyl hydrate lately, no issues.


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    Thanks guys, that helps a lot. I never cleaned up after acetone which I mostly use to clean the gluing surfaces. I will use some denatured alcohol from now on as a second cleaning - and limit the use of WD40.

    Stefan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Follow WD40 with alcohol (the good stuff) and you'll be OK to glue.
    Let me get this straight...a shot of WD-40, with an 18 yearold Macallan chaser, then start huffing glue?

    Dave, you need an intervention. Seriously, dude..."JUST SAY NO!".
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    Quote Originally Posted by PierreRodrigue View Post
    ...I have been useing methyl hydrate lately, no issues.
    What is that?

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    It is a methyl alcohol based cleaner with a high evaporation rate, no odor, and no residue. used alot in the oil and gas industry. Most large auto parts shops should have it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Let me get this straight...a shot of WD-40, with an 18 yearold Macallan chaser, then start huffing glue?

    Dave, you need an intervention. Seriously, dude..."JUST SAY NO!".


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